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There is plenty here for visitors to see including a statue in St.George's churchyard marking the death in 1617 of Pocahontas, a Red Indian Princess.
Buildings include Milton Chantry which in turn has been the chapel of a Medieval leper hospital, barracks, tavern and arts centre. The building was originally founded in 1155, it was later re-founded in 1321 and finally became a chantry in 1524. It has a fascinating history and following its purchase by Gravesend Council was prepared for use as a gas decontamination centre during World War II in the event of gas war-fare.
New Tavern fort was built in the 1780's as a defence against French naval attack. This is an attractive visitor centre where you can step back in time and through a series of underground tunnels experience what life was like in war-time Gravesend.
The town forms part of the Saxon Shore Way and the old Weald Way.
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The Clarendon Royal Hotel
Gravesend, Kent, England (0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
Old Prince of Orange
Gravesend, Kent, England (0.6 miles, 1.0 km)
Gravesend, Kent, England (1.4 miles, 2.2 km, direction W)
Gravesend, Kent, England (1.5 miles, 2.4 km, direction W)
Gravesend, Kent, England (3.0 miles, 4.9 km, direction S)
The Darnley Arms
Gravesend, Kent, England (3.8 miles, 6.1 km, direction S)
The Old Stable Yard
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Random England fact:
Chapel Street in Penzance is home to many tales of the past including the first announcement of Nelson's victory at Trafalgar from the minstrel's gallery in the Union Hotel. Local fishermen had learnt of the fact from the ship hurrying to Falmouth to bring the news officially to Britain. The house at no. 25 Chapel Street was home to Maria Branwell before she moved to Yorkshire , married the Reverend Patrick Bronte and became mother to the famous Bronte family. She never lost her love of Cornwall, as she lay on her death bed she had the maid prop her up so she could watch the maid clear and prepare the grate as she did it the same way as it was done all those years ago, the Cornish way.
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